Arthur Phillips Reise nach der Botany-Bay: nebst Auszügen aus den Tagebüchern der neuesten Brittischen Entdecker in der Südsee. Arthur Phillip, Sprengel Matthias Christian.

Arthur Phillips Reise nach der Botany-Bay: nebst Auszügen aus den Tagebüchern der neuesten Brittischen Entdecker in der Südsee.

Hamburg: Hoffmann, 1791. Hardcover. The third German edition of 'The Voyage of Governor Phillip to Botany Bay' including an important folding map, not recorded by Tooley, showing the eastern seaboard of Australia, extending from New Guinea, New Caledonia, New Zealand and the Marshall Islands. The coast of 'Neu Holland' shows "Neu Sud Wallis [endeckt?] 1770", and Botany Bay and Port Jackson with "Sidney cove". Port Jackson and Botany Bay are exaggerated in size. The map, titled 'Charte von Neu Holland, Neu Georgien und den Lord Mulgrave Inseln', is not listed in Tooley but is referenced as no. 1791-16 in Perry & Prescott's "A Guide to Maps of Australia in Books Published 1780-1830..." Neither of the first two German editions appear in Ferguson, an abbreviated version of 86 pages with one map & 1 plate (Leipzig: 1789) and the second in Berlin in 1790. There is a 20pp account of Gilbert's voyage from Port Jackson to Canton, with separate section-title.

8vo, [xiv], viii, 9-264pp, frontispiece portrait of Arthur Phillips, engraved half title, 8 plates, folding map with original wash color measuring 9 3/4 x 12 1/2" plus margin. Strong impressions of the 8 plates entitled: Die gelbe Gummi Pflanze; Einwohner von Botany Bay (three Aborigines with canoe, fishing); Abbildlung einer Hutte in Neu Sudwales (Aborigines in front of dwelling); [engraved illustration of tools]; Geflecktes Oppossum; Fliegendes Eichhorn; Casuar auf Neu Holland (Cassowary); and Schwarzes fliegendes Opossum. Period three quarter tan leather and tan speckled papered boards. Spine quite rubbed and chipped, lacking top half inch; gilt title on spine; paper shelf label with number at base of spine. Internally, folding map with a short diagonal closed tear repaired just below Neu Guinea, not affecting Neu Holland; the interior very bright and clean. Ferguson 113; OCLC: 645425590; Engelmann I, 241. Volume 2 of a series entitled "Neuere Geschichte der See- und Land-Reisen", complete in itself and rare. Very good overall. Item #19845

Price: $1,750.00